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Sunday, September 09, 2007

this time around

I'm back in Toronto.

Back at school, studying broadcast, trying to keep up with the daily news.

Back on the city sidewalks, head racing, legs moving quickly, only stopping so I can hold doors open for strangers.

Back in my lover's arms, holding onto what we have, not ready to let go of him as quickly as I have been with others.

Back on the job hunt, no longer at the restaurant, where I could never catch my breath.

Back at yoga, stretching my legs, removing years of tension and strengthening my body.

I'm getting older and I want to do things right. I want to make the right choices, learn from my mistakes, and to grow in the right direction.

I want fewer friends and stronger relationships. Less quantity and more quality.

It's taken time, but I have the right frame of mind this time around.

eyes

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

best wishes. you are a fascinating person with a great many talents. looks and beauty not the least. it appears you have a great family, close friends, and a love of life (and food). your parents must be remarkable people as well. wishing you well on your journey. :)

1:10 AM  
Blogger Wenda said...

Sounds like your off to a great new start, Gill, your attitude and wisdom well-worth the effort invested to acquire and everything about yourself deserving broadcasting.

12:56 AM  
Blogger Robyn Burns said...

Gi Gi you look like Twiggy here. I love it. Oh and how could you be in your lover's arms when I'm thousands of miles away? What are you trying to say here? haha Miss you xo

9:19 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Yes, that's it. Quality not quantity. Sadly I know plenty of people seeking the latter. I wouldn't have it any other way though.

(I'll say it again, love that photo).

11:39 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

gill im sad we dont have any classes together! :( but great posts and lovely photo :)

8:02 AM  
Blogger steve said...

After such a lovely, enchanting interlude in France, you're settling back into your regular life. It can't compete with France, but it's not bad, is it?

You're finding your rhythm. That's nice. Oh, and here's to quality over the other thing.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Gillian Young said...

Thanks everyone, I love the support I get out of this.

Robyn- of course, but you'll be in my arms soon enough won't you?

Andrea- I'm quite upset with this, we must meet up soon!

10:15 AM  
Blogger b said...

Great portrait. Very dramatic and gorgeous.

You possess such a great spirit and I'll say this repeatedly...you are an amazing writer with a wisdom and eloquence that so few possess at your age.

Living fully requires embracing your experiences...good and bad, mistakes and successes. It also requires embracing the sadness as much as the happiness, and yes...above all, growing from everything you encounter. You have a great acceptance of such and I think that is the key. There will always be distractions and disruptions. They are a wonderful part of it all and I have no doubt your life will be very fulfilling.

Best wishes.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Gillian Young said...

b- I really want to thank you for this comment. It was so kind it surprised me and uplifted me for days. Thank you, people like you are what keep me going.

9:45 PM  
Blogger b said...

I think you'll agree that often we encounter strangers and we immediately feel a strong sense of that person's soul and goodness. You certainly strike me in that way and although I would never regard myself as some pillar of wisdom at age 30, I do empathize with many of your thoughts and struggles. And I am therefore inspired by all you share and your outlook on life. It took me some time to really open up to life and so most of my 20s was spent battling with myself in that regard. I know how challenging it is but believe me, the person that evolves as a result will be a person you are proud to be.

It really is uplifting in return to know that my comment effected you so positively. Your blog is truly inspiring and your writing is remarkable. To a degree, talent is innate but only through a person's outlook of and participation with life does that talent really blossom. Your writing is a testament to such.

11:00 AM  

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